ERIC Number: EJ997780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: 8
Information Literacy at the Primary School Level?
Australian Library Journal, v52 n1 p55-63 Feb 2003
This article reports on an exploratory case study of a class of Year 4/5 government primary school students in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The purpose of this case study was to establish to what degree, if at all, the skills involved in information literacy are being assimilated and practised by primary school children. Results for this study were obtained with the aid of several data collection methods: concept mapping, questionnaires and interviews. It is anticipated that the results will confirm the desirability of information literacy skills in schools as an important goal for teachers and teacher librarians; and that these skills are actually being assimilated and used by school children.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Literacy, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Concept Mapping, Information Skills, Case Studies, College Students, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia